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The first Horticultural Hall on School St., dedicated May 
15, 1845 (photo far left). 

On September 16, 1865, the second Horticultural Hall was 
dedicated. It was located on Tremont St., at Bromfield, Boston. 

The third and present Horticultural Hall (right) ; dedicated 
November 9, 1901. 

300 Massachusetts Avenue 
Boston, Mass. 02115 



1965 YEAR BOOK 

WITH REPORTS FOR 1964 

MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 



The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is a non-profit 
membership organization, incorporated June 12, 1829, 
for the purpose of encouraging the practice of horticul- 
ture and the art of gardening. 




Above, left: Clematis and tree peony garden (Van der Pol) 
1965 New England Spring Flower Show. 

Above, right: Dooryard Garden, Hamilton- Wenham Garden 
Club, 1965 New England Spring Flower Show. 

Below: Crowds line up for New England Spring Flower 
Show at Wonderland Park, Revere. 




Opposite page: The interest shown by everyone attending 
the New England Spring Flower Show is evidence of the 
information value of this annual event. Now in its 94th year, 
no other flower show in America boasts a more attentive 
audience or a more spectacular display. 




Garden experience throws open gates to vistas of 
far horizons; the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 
has exerted leadership in broadening those horizons for 
more than 135 years. Countless numbers of men and 
women have devoted their time, energy and money to 
carrying forward the work of this internationally rec- 
ognized organization, and they were vitally concerned 
not only with horticultural techniques and experimenta- 
tion, but with gardening as an environmental factor, 
as well. 

In January 1930, at his 10th inaugural ceremony, 
President Burrage (father of a present member of the 
Board of Trustees) said, "I hope for the day when, 
each spring, we shall see great clusters of blooms of 
flowering crabs covering acres along the railroads of 
this state." What a wonderful idea! What a pity it went 
unheeded. 

Of the great Centennial Exhibition of the Society in 
1929, J. Horace McFarland, the great rosarian and a 
dean of American horticulture, wrote of the exhibi- 
tion ". . . in spiritual and civic significance — a vast 
value to the United States." 

That awareness of man's environment is becoming 
increasingly important is evidenced by the calling of a 
White House Conference on Natural Beauty by Presi- 
dent Johnson on May 24-25, 1965. Carlton B. Lees, 
Executive Secretary of the Society was a delegate to 
the Conference; his statement, to be incorporated in 
the proceedings, reads (in part) as follows: 

"I am deeply disturbed that the White House Con- 
ference on Natural Beauty gave so little regard to 
gardening as an art and horticulture as an applied 
science. This area of activity has already proved itself 
an effective tool for creating and maintaining human 
environment; indeed, this is its purpose. 

"The Conference emphasized the need to educate our 
population to understand and value beauty through 
day by day exposure. How then, could the discussions 
overlook garden programs which also emphasize such 
related subjects as plant growth and identification, soil 
care, bird and insect life, and many others? 

"The solution of taking children out to beauty in 



school busses, as one panelist suggested, is artificial. 
I have seen window boxes in Harlem, back yard 
gardens in Boston's South End, neighborhood gardens 
in Philadelphia. These efforts are successful because 
they involve projects that are attainable and are deeply 
satisfying to the participants. Education for beauty be- 
gins at home. 

"The garden concept also relates directly to suburbia. 
I submit that the best insurance against preventing 
today's suburb from becoming tomorrow's slum, is 
through landscape (garden) interest. By creating in- 
dividual environments for the use, comfort and plea- 
sure of their families, men also provide better total 
environment. And while gardeners support a tremen- 
dous industry involving an enormous range of market- 
able products and services, their greatest value is in the 
development of the kind of awareness and action which 
creates better roadsides, parklands, green spaces; a 
better country." 

"Gardeners," said Barbara Ward, Lady Jackson, 
"are extraordinarily good citizens." 

The basic weakness, today, is that too few Americans 
understand or appreciate gardening in terms other than 
of superficial decoration or spare time hobby. In- 
deed, it is sad to note, some seem completely oblivious 
of it. For members of this Society, who are in a 
position of leadership, it is vital to appreciate the 
garden concept in its role of creating and conserving 
human environment and to help others to do so. This 
is precisely what Mr. Burrage had in mind, as well as 
the many others who have played a significant role 
in the history of this organization. Not the least of 
these was Daniel Webster, who said, "Horticulture is 
one pursuit of natural science in which all sexes, ages 
and degrees of education and refinement unite." Mr. 
Webster made this statement in an address at the 
Anniversary Exhibition of the Massachusetts Horticul- 
tural Society (1845), staged in Faneuil Hall, Boston. 
Present were John Quincy Adams, Governor Briggs, 
Alexander Hamilton's widow and Edward Everett, so 
soon off the boat after several years as Ambassador to 
the Court of St. James that he complained, "the rafters 





of Faneuil Hall seem to sway with ocean movement." 
If the Massachusetts Horticultural Society has played 
a role of influence and leadership in the past (as, 
indeed, it has) the need for the future is even greater. 
While the problems may differ, the basic concepts are 
the same. 

The words of Daniel Webster are even more mean- 
ingful today; let us give full attention to them. And 
since gardeners do make "extraordinarily good citi- 
zens," let us be ever mindful of our role in creating 
a better America for tomorrow. 

"Man," wrote Sir Francis Bacon, "comes to build 
stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening 
were the greater perfection." 

Carlton B. Lees, Executive Secretary 



Opposite page (top left to right) 

Iris, High Seas, exhibited by Mrs. Irving W. Fraim of 
Waltham, won best in Show in the 1965 Iris Show, Horti- 
cultural Hall. 

At work staging the garden of the Wellesley Garden Club 
at the 1965 N.E. Spring Flower Show are Mrs. Sumner W. 
Ferris, Mrs. Stuart Meikeljohn, Mrs. Horace G. Crockett Jr., 
and Mrs. Arthur Edwards. 

Dr. John C. Shread of the Connecticut Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station, New Haven and Mrs. Edwin L. Bramley, Presi- 
dent of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts examine 
the Jackson & Perkins rose, John F. Kennedy, on Rose Day 
in Horticultural Hall. The bronze head of President Kennedy 
was obtained through the Kennedy Library and Mrs. John F. 
Kennedy. It was loaned by Mr. Leo Cherne, who was commis- 
sioned by the city of Berlin for this work. 



Opposite page (bottom left to right) 

William Lommerse explains the structure of a tulip to 
Karen Wadleigh, a lesson in basic botany at the 1965 Tulip 
Show in Horticultural Hall. 

A garden of tulips, Horticultural Hall, May 1965. 

The John Taylor Arms Award — highest arrangement award 
in the N. E. Spring Flower Show was won by Mrs. Richard 
D. Roquemore of Newton, Mass., with this arrangement of 
amaryllis, with philodendron foliage. 




Above: 

As a part of "Japan Week in Boston" the Society staged 
an exhibition of bonsai and Ikebana in Horticultural Hall 
(October 3 and 4, 1964) in cooperation with the Boston 
Chapter Ikebana International and the Bonsai Study Group 
of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. 



Right: 

Charles H. W. Foster, Commissioner of the Department of 
Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Massachusetts engages 
in conversation before dinner with Mr. Oliver Wolcott, Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and Mrs. 
Otis C. Stanton of South Dartmouth, Chairman of the Wet- 
lands Symposium held in cooperation with Zone 1, Garden 
Club of America, January 28, 1965. 





Above: Bartlett Gardens (Woodbury M. Bartlett) won the 
President's Cup for "a roof garden in the new Boston" in 
the 1965 Spring Flower Show. 



Below: Mr. James Jack, receiving the John S. Ames Trophy 
for Mrs. Roger Glenn Mook of Rye, New York. This award 
was presented for Mrs. Mook's exceptionally fine display in 
the 1964 Daffodil Show, Horticultural Hall. 




FLOWER SHOW AWARDS 1964 

THE PRESIDENT'S CUP 
Mr. Allen C. Haskell, New Bedford, Japanese styled garden 
for living, the most meritorious exhibit in the Spring Show. 

GOLD MEDAL OF THE 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK 

Weston Nurseries, Inc., Hopkinton, for an informal garden, 
the most beautiful exhibit in the Spring Show. 

GOLD MEDAL CERTIFICATE OF THE 
PENNSYLVANIA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 
Mr. Alexander 1. Heimlich, Woburn, for a waterfall garden, 
an exhibit of special merit which stimulates an interest in 
horticulture, in the Spring Show. 

THE ALBERT C. BURRAGE GOLD VASE 
Mr. Alexander I. Heimlich, Woburn, for a waterfall garden, 
the most outstanding exhibit during the year 1964. 

GOLD MEDAL OF THE 
PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW, INC. 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Stone, Marion, for a group of 
acacias, that deserve additional recognition at the Spring Show. 

BEACON HILL GARDEN CLUB CUP 

Cambridge Garden Club (Mrs. John Freeman, Chairman), 
for the most charming garden club exhibit in the Spring Show. 

THE JOHN S. AMES TROPHY 
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Glenn Mook, Rye, New York, for a 
display of daffodils. 

MRS. JOHN S. AMES CUP 
Chestnut Hill Garden Club for the exhibit in the Garden 
Club Section displaying the greatest horticultural excellence 
at the Spring Show. 

THE ANTOINE LEUTHY PRIZE 
Mrs. Edwin S. Webster, Chestnut Hill, for an exhibit of 
tropical plants at the Spring Show. 

TROPHY OF THE 
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 
Johnson Bros. Greenhouses, Woburn, for a display of roses 
at the Spring Show. 

BULKLEY MEDAL OF THE 
GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA 

Mr. Jean Thibodeau, Woburn, an exceptional exhibit of 
miniature bulbs, of special merit at the Spring Show. 

THE BEATRIX FARRAND SILVER BOWL 
Pine Gardens, Milton, for an informal spring garden, the 
best exhibit of rhododendrons and azaleas at the Spring Show. 

JOHN TAYLOR ARMS AWARD 
Sisterhood Garden Club of Winthrop, entry receiving the 
highest number of points at the Spring Show. 

THE MRS. EDWIN SIBLEY WEBSTER CUP 
Milton Garden Club, white exhibit at the Spring Show. 



WONDERLAND CUP 

Fishelson Florist, Boston, for a Market Square in Ver- 
sailles, for the largest number of votes from the Spring 
Show visitors. 

BEST BLOOMS 

Camellia, Lion's Head, exhibited by Mrs. George B. Home, 
Hamilton. Daffodil, Mt. Hood, exhibited by Mrs. Edwin S. 
Webster, Chestnut Hill. Tulip, Maureen, exhibited by The 
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston. Iris, First Violet, 
exhibited by Mrs. Irving W. Fraim, Waltham. Hemerocallis, 
Nancy Wagner, exhibited by Mrs. Irving W. Fraim, Waltham. 

GOLD MEDALS 

Amateur Horticultural Competition, for a competition for 
pot plants at the Spring Show. 

Arnold Arboretum, for an exhibition of mulching materials 
at the Spring Show. 

Arrowhead Gardens, for a display of chrysanthemums. 

Arrowhead Gardens, for a display of dried material. 

Associated Fruit Growers of Eastern Massachusetts, for a 
display of fruits. 

Bartlett Gardens, for a child's garden at the Spring Show. 

Boston School Garden at Woburn, for the best display of 
vegetables and flowers from a school garden. 

Carter's Cactus & House Plant Center, for an educational 
exhibit of cacti and succulents at the Spring Show. 

Cider Hill Greenhouses, for a group of saintpaulias at the 
Spring Show. 

Mr. William A. Coolidge, for an informal southern garden 
at the Spring Show. 

Fishelson Florist, Market Square in Versailles, Spring Show. 

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. flower 
arrangements based on the theme "Lovely Things Happen in 
the Spring" at the Spring Show. 

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. flower 
arrangements based on the theme "House Beautiful". 

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. flower 
arrangements based on the theme "Aren't They Beautiful!!" 

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., flower 
arrangements based on the theme "Jack Frost's Nip". 

Gardeners' & Florists' Club of Boston and the National 
Association of Gardeners, Boston Branch, for a contemporary 
formal garden with a patio at the Spring Show. 

Gardner Museum, for an Australian formal garden at the 
Spring Show. 

Gardner Museum, for a group of chrysanthemums. 

Mr. Allen C. Haskell, for a Japanese styled garden at the 
Spring Show. 

Mr. Alexander I. Heimlich, for a waterfall garden at the 
Spring Show. 

Mr. Alexander I. Heimlich, for a study of trees with 
chrysanthemums. 

Johnson Bros. Greenhouses, for a group of roses at the 
Spring Show. 



Mr. Karl P. Jones, for a display of roses. 

Mr. William F. Lommerse, display of lily-flowered tulips. 

Mr. William F. Lommerse, for a display of tulips. 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Women's Exhibition 
Committee, for eight small gardens based on the theme "Living 
Color" at the Spring Show. 

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Glenn Mook, for a display of daffodils. 

New England Vegetable Growers Association, for a display 
of vegetables. 

North Shore Horticultural Society, for a pot plant garden 
at the Spring Show. 

Park Florist, for Dante's Inferno. 

Peirce Brothers, Inc., for a display of roses. 

Pine Gardens, informal spring garden at the Spring Show. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Stone, for a group of orchids. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Stone, for a group of acacias at 
the Spring Show. 

Mrs. Edwin S. Webster, for an exhibit of tropical plants at 
the Spring Show. 

Mrs. Edwin S. Webster, for a display of daffodils. 

Weston Nurseries, Inc., for an informal garden at the 
Spring Show. 

Weston Nurseries, Inc., for a spring garden. 

Weston Nurseries, Inc., for a fall garden. 

SILVER MEDALS 

Bartlett Gardens, for a living contemporary garden. 

Butler and Ullman, Inc., for a display of camellias. 

Mr. James R. Cass, for a display of garden roses. 

Cherry Hill Nursery, for a natural terrace garden at the 
Spring Show. 

Mr. William A. Coolidge, for cyclamen, 10 plants. 

De Vincent Farms, informal garden at the Spring Show. 

De Vincent Farms, for a garden of chrysanthemums. 

Mr. Leo J. Dutram, for a display of cymbidium plants at 
the Spring Show. 

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, for a display 
of tulips. 

The Gardens Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. for 
flower arrangements based on the theme "Iris for Inspiration". 

The Garden Shed, for a patio area overlooking a naturalistic 
planting at the Spring Show. 

Gardner Museum, display of camellias at the Spring Show. 

Handy Greenhouses, group of saintpaulias, Spring Show. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Knowlton, for a display of iris. 

Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources, for a 
wilderness landscape at the Spring Show. 

The Merrys, for a display of seasonal material featuring iris. 

The Merrys, for a display of hemerocallis. 

Miss Helen C. Moseley, for a display of greenhouse pot 
plants at the Spring Show. 

National Association of Gardeners, Cape Cod Branch, for an 
informal garden at the Spring Show. 

National Association of Gardeners, Newport Branch, for an 
.nformal garden at the Spring Show. continued on page 15 



SPECIAL MEDALS 




President Wolcott and Sir George Taylor 




Dr. John Lewis Creech 




Peter John Mezitt 





Dorothy St. John Manks 



Mrs. Edwin S. Webster 



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE MEDAL OF HONOR 

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, for its wide 
influence on horticulture during more than a century of exten- 
sive activities. By means of introducing, growing, describing 
and distributing plants from all parts of the world, it has 
become the accredited international center for practical and 
scientific information concerning the plants grown around the 
globe. (Sir George Taylor, Director, received the award 
from President Wolcott) 



THE THOMAS ROLAND MEDAL 

Dr. John Lewis Creech of the United States Department 
of Agriculture, who, as plant propagator and hybridizer, and 
more recently as plant hunter, has made significant contribu- 
tions in the field of ornamental horticulture. 



JACKSON DAWSON MEDAL 

Peter John Mezitt of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, gardener, 
grower, nurseryman and propagator of unexcelled ability. 
For over forty years he and his family have done much in 
making good plants available to the public, and in displaying 
them in many ways to increase the public's desire for hor- 
ticultural perfection. 



LARGE GOLD MEDAL 

Miss Dorothy St. John Manks of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
librarian of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for more 
than thirty years, who has unceasingly served the interests of 
the Society. Thousands have been helped by her kindly advice 
and her patient, time-consuming search of references. Her 
contributions to the orderly arrangement of the books in the 
library and to their careful selection during her term of office 
are important factors in making this the outstanding horticul- 
tural library in America. 



LARGE GOLD MEDAL 

Mrs. Edwin Sibley Webster of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 
Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The 
standards of perfection in gardening which .she has set in her 
gardens and her generosity in sharing this perfection with 
others have done much to encourage an appreciation of plant 
beauty and to stimulate the desire for a greater degree of 
horticultural excellence. 

Donald Wyman, Chairman 




Above: 

Receiving the Society's Gold Medal for the Arnold Arbore- 
tum May 3, 1965, is Dr. Carroll E. Wood Jr., Associate 
Curator. 

Below: 

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Reissner of Weston, recipient of the 
Albert C. Burrage Porch Prize with Mr. G. M. Roddy, Presi- 
dent of the Mutual Boiler & Machinery Insurance Company 
and the Boston Manufacturer's Mutual Insurance Co., winners 
of a Gold Medal. 




GARDEN AWARDS 

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society awards a 
series of medals and certificates each year for gardens 
which achieve distinction. These gardens may be large 
or small, and, in some cases, recognize horticultural 
achievement by industry, business and institutions. All 
award winning gardens are open to members of the 
Society for two days. 

GOLD MEDALS 

Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain 

Fruitful mother of gardens both the grand and the simple. 
Here, new plants from the far corners of the world and new 
originations by its geneticists are combined with the rich 
collections of the past to enable the plant lover to watch 
their growth and evaluate their beauty. Its library, publications 
and herbarium are world renowned. Everyone who gardens 
owes it to himself to visit and benefit from this great horticul- 
tural center. 

Mutual Boiler and Machinery Insurance Co., Waltham 
and the Boston Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co. 

A modern office building so ingeniously incorporating the 
existing topography and plant material with the new that the 
visitor is hardly conscious of where the outside leaves off 
and the inside begins. Expertly chosen plant material and a 
high degree of care gives evidence of the interest of manage- 
ment in horticulture. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Cabot, Needham 

Wherever you turn you are greeted with glimpses that de- 
light the eye of the horticulturist. A Sargent crabapple with its 
gay white flowers, tree peonies, tree wisteria, Christmas and 
Lenten roses, hollies, alyssum that cascades six feet down a 
wall, orchids summering on a tree trunk are to mention but 
a few. This is a charming garden to browse about and study. 

Mr. Will C. Curtis and Mr. Richard H. Stiles, 
South Sudbury 

Famed Garden in the Woods, representing the life's work 
of Mr. Curtis and Mr. Stiles, is a must for every lover of wild 
flowers. Nowhere else in the United States is there such a 
collection. 

SILVER MEDALS 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Bird, "Endean," East Walpole 
A long winding driveway through beautiful woods and 
paddock with a lovely vista of the Neponset River, is the in- 
troduction to this beautiful old country estate. A great gnarled 
wisteria drapes the front of the house and there are speci- 
men trees — Swiss stone pines, Japanese umbrella pines, a 
massive fern leaved beech and tall sheared hedges of Japa- 
nese yew. The flower garden is circular, terraced and topiary. 



Mrs. Paul Kimball, Miss Joy Kimball, Milton 

This delightful little place exhibits great horticultural skill 
from its immaculately kept roses, vegetable garden complete 
with edging of parsley, perennial garden with sparkling border 
of candytuft and planted terrace with interesting trees, to a 
hidden retreat for house plants. All of it is so compact and 
harmonious that it gives an impression of calm and spacious- 
ness. 

BRONZE MEDALS 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bradley, Cherry Hill, Canton 

Eight fastigiate English oaks lend distinction to the en- 
trance of this century old estate near Great Blue Hill. The 
formal garden features beds of flowers in harmonizing colors, 
backed by a handsome percee brick wall and banks of rhodo- 
dendrons, dogwoods and weeping cherry trees. Beyond are 
woodland paths, an azalea walk, kitchen gardens and green- 
houses all adding to the atmosphere of gracious country living. 

Mr. and Mrs. Parkman D. Howe, Needham 

Tall trees and hedges, stairways curving around a fountain 
and lovely iron gates, all add to the charm and serenity of 
this formal country garden. 

Miss Amelia Peabody, "Mill Farm," Dover 

This noted sculptress has transferred her talents to twelve 
yews which she clipped in whimsical forms of birds and 
beasts to create an interesting topiary garden with a unique 
central fountain adjoining an old New England farmhouse. 

ALBERT C BURRAGE PORCH PRIZE 
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Reisner, 15 Dogwood Lane, Weston 
A modern woodland garden that can be enjoyed from a 
contemporary porch and is cleverly designed for interest and 
low maintenance throughout the year. 

Mary B. Wakefield. Chairman 



Opposite page: 

Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall inspects the new head- 
quarters of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Phila- 
delphia, with R. Gwynne Stout, President. September 30, 
1964 (top right). 

Mrs. Frederick S. Moseley III (wife of the Treasurer of 
the Massachusetts Horticultural Society) depends on HOR- 
TICULTURE for information in her new greenhouse. 

The great grand-children of Thomas Roland, one of 
America's greatest horticulturists, and a member of the 
Board of Trustees (1909-1929) explore the riches of HOR- 
TICULTURE and the propagation of African violets. They 
are (left to right) Kim, Edie and Terry Peach, children of 
Mr. & Mrs. Gorden E. Peach Jr. of Marblehead. 

Stephen Lees, son of the Society's Executive Secretary, 
examines HORTICULTURE thoroughly each month. 









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HORTICULTURE 

A year of investment in creating a renewed and 
newly vigorous HORTICULTURE has passed with ever 
increasing plaudits for the achievement of the year. 
Each month brings increasing numbers of letters from 
readers. One subscriber wrote: "The Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, through its publication, HOR- 
TICULTURE, is making a significant contribution to 
America." Another writes, "It is, without doubt, the 
finest garden magazine in this country." And yet an- 
other, "Your magazine is too wonderful not to share 
with others, so I am enclosing subscriptions for . . . ." 

But plaudits, alone, do not pay the bills. In 1964, 
HORTICULTURE was responsible for 64% of the 
Society's deficit. The change in format and content 
was devised to overcome the long history of deficit 
on the part of the publication, and happily, the in- 
creased quality has stimulated an increase in advertis- 
ing revenue. The vital need, however, is for increased 
circulation through membership and subscriptions. Not 
only does increased circulation increase circulation in- 
come, but, even more important, increases advertising 
income. 

A thorough and vigorous program has been in- 
augurated with the assistance of a firm experienced 
with direct-mail selling. Methods are being tested by 
which large numbers of people will be introduced to 
HORTICULTURE. It is obvious that to reach large 
numbers of potential readers one must make very large 
mailings and that very large mailings cost money. Once 
a method has proved effective in stimulating subscrip- 
tions and/or memberships, however, and a list is tested, 
the results are predictable. Unfortunately, such testing 
is time-consuming, but once the answers are apparent, 
the fruits can be harvested. 

HORTICULTURE is one of the Society's most im- 
portant tools in carrying forward its purpose and is 
vital to its future. The publication also must continue 
to provide leadership for American gardeners. 



LIBRARY REPORT 

The Garden Information Center in the library has 
greatly increased its service to the public this year — 
through the direct line, KE 6-1720, and with the Hot 
Line from the Spring Flower Show. 

We are fortunate to have a library staff with varied 
horticultural training and experience to answer ques- 
tions and fortunate also to be able to call upon the 
even broader field of knowledge of the other members 
of the Society's staff. 

We hope members and friends will use the many 
sources of information the library contains: from the 
large number of books that can be mailed to members 
to the historic nursery catalog collection, the contem- 
porary prints, the earliest herbals and the latest issues 
of American and foreign periodicals, all of which 
may be used in the library or photo-copied. 

Only if members use these resources more freely 
can they acquire the wider philosophy of gardening 
and greater competence in horticultural skills which 
are essential to the improvement of their gardens. 

The library has received wide publicity during the 
year past through the exhibition of its photomural at 
the American Horticultural Congress in New York 
and the opening of the War Memorial Auditorium 
in Boston and the New England Spring Flower Show. 

Our book sales department, a part of the library for 
the past year and a half, is a busy place with orders for 
current books and back issues of HORTICULTURE. 

The esteem in which the Society is held can be 
gleaned from the guest book in the library which 
records visitors from New Zealand, Alaska, Hawaii, 
Iran, the British Isles, Egypt, Nyasaland and many 
other countries. 

Prints by 19th and 20th century artists have been 
added to the print collection through the generosity 
of Mrs. Edwin S. Webster and Richard C. Hands. 
Many books have been donated to the library. A 
complete list of books added during the year is 
available upon request. 

The greatness of the Massachusetts Horticultural 



Society library is largely due to the generosity of 

members. The need to make the library finer was 

keenly felt by those who made important bequests, 

and we hope our new generation of gardeners realize 

that only continued thoughtfulness can insure the 

library's future. 

A. C. Barrage, Chairman 

BOOK DONORS 

Alden, John 

Collection of books on cacti and succulents 
Colby, Mrs. Herbert W. 
Davidson, Mrs. Forest 
de Graaff, Jan 
Eastham, Mrs. Melville 
Holland, John Burton 
Ikebana International, Boston Chapter 
King, Arthur 
Lees, Carlton B. 
Lockwood, Miss Lena W. 

In memory of her mother 
(Mary B.) Mrs. Homer Lockwood 
Logemann, Hugo 
Lowell, Mrs. Ralph 
Murdock, Lillian G. 

In memory of 

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Draper 
Nehrling, Arno H. 
Nissen, Lawrence F. 

Olmsted Associates. Periodicals and books 
Putnam, Miss Adelaide 
Smith, Franklin H. 
Williams, Mrs. Frances R., 

Periodicals and nursery catalogs 




In addition to the periodicals and pamphlets added 
regularly, more than 300 books have been added to the 
collection this year. 

For a copy of recent titles in a particular field of interest 
members may write or telephone the library. 





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PUBLIC INFORMATION 

The Horticultural Society is a storehouse of informa- 
tion ranging from the most practical everyday type 
needed by every homeowner to complex historical and 
scientific material which is requested by research 
workers all over the world. 

To meet the needs of today, the Society must in- 
crease public awareness of itself and its purpose. In 
order to do this more effectively, we have undertaken 
an increasingly vigorous program in which cooperation 
with the press and other public information outlets is 
given new emphasis. Mrs. Kenneth Wadleigh, an 
enthusiastic amateur horticulturist and a newspaper- 
woman by profession, became Press Secretary on 
March 1, 1965. Mrs. Wadleigh, with the assistance 
of the full staff, supplies practical garden information 
to the press on a regular schedule. In addition, the 
Society has made available its question answering ser- 
vice to newspapers. That public awareness is increased 
through such outlets is proved by the fact that practical 
classes and workshops are oversubscribed when a story 
on the event appears in the press and on radio. 

New programs for increasing public awareness of 
the Horticultural Society and the significant role it must 
play in order to achieve better human environment for 
tomorrow are being developed, but the organization is 
made up of individuals: members. 

Every member can help in this effort by telling others 
about the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and by 
obtaining new memberships. 

Every man and woman growing anything from a 
begonia on a window-sill to a bower of choice ever- 
greens, every suburban homeowner, is a potential mem- 
ber and partner in the work of this great organization. 



Mrs. Thomas Anderson, Membership Assistant, at the 
Opening Exhibition at the War Memorial Auditorium Boston 
(left). 

The Hot Line — a direct wire from the Spring Flower 
Show to Horticultural Hall is a convenience for anyone need- 
ing the best in garden information. 



Your Questions Answered 136th Camellia SltOW 

In Boston January 21 



Shaded, Mulched Laurel Does Best 



Q. What makes the leaves of mountain laurel turn brown? 
Mrs. G. G. 



A. Although mount, 
.which may be controlle 
mixed in water or by 
suffers from windburn 
until spring. Laurel 
locations. A mulch is ai 

Q. What nurseries if 

A. Practically all h 
the staminate or "malij 
bear the unpleasant s<* 



Q. I saw red spidei SPECIAL 
Saiigus house. 




The 136th Annual Camellia 
;ease \ Show of the Massac husetts Ho r- 

Iphur tic ultural Society will be held 
also it Horticultural rT3H, Boston on 

w up Thursday, January 21 *»■*— * 

'laded •' 



of some of the older varieties 
from nearby estates, as well as 
blooms of recently developed 
varieties, will be on exhibition. 
Since_5D m=<M^^mellias are 



exhibitions, 300 Massachusetts 
avenue, Boston. There is no en- 
try fee. 

The show will be staged un- 
der the direction of the commit- 



Horticultural Official To 
Sneak For Garden Clubs 



by amat 
sses for . 
?n added 



ellias th 
of ex hi 
wers, 
Horticultural men. A 






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AWARD — mrs. weui."-^ - A t - 
Why wHollis L. Gray of 60 RichardsonlParish House TO" 

Uve? What can be doi rd • P uts «nWMng touch on her 9 hur £. a ! 
arrangement which receive* 
. _ Special Award ■** " " 

A. They were do (Hortir»" 
destructive to manv 
lack of food, unless\ 
Those outside may 
modern miticides. 



$An„u al H 



r or 
for its l exhi 



Garden Lecture 
Series Commences 
j Tuesday Evening 




Win Horticultural Awa: 



a ^ ves t She 



Winners of Massac husetts H orticultur 
awards received their*TToTToTsTaTT" 



zrdening will be 



«* « .8 "°» Thrush Sho »t "^-^< 

_ VVl\r\\ '•' Tf >ousa„rf ~~ Joston, in a seTi//7fj 



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(Editor's Note: 
genera] gardening ini 
Boston. Answers are 
Horticultural Society.) 



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Outstanding authorities on va- 
rious phases of landscaping and r 

" ■ TmxZntl* il From left . peter J- Mezitt of Hopkmto 

presented by t, J. . , _ J „ _ ... . r 

orticulturai Dawson Medal; Carroll E. Wood, assocu 

Hall Arnold Arboretum ; Dorothy St. John 

0/* t T^<^ Cambridge, Gold Medal; Oliver Wolcot 

'ir*. » °-<on, recently reelected society president, 

^'CC'a^- B j*, °e/ et ''ttf^^ Heimlich of Woburn ' Alb< 



7 



Boston ' dtog .«*te«« IS, 



Greenhouse 
Gardening' 
Popular Series 



icucuu 



MasBMblsetts and Worcester"') tt c '«, 
Horticultural Soci eties hav*^,"" J^VC' 




joined forces again to prestj n ty e /r o^ fi a & 



^Se 



30 



nd Wonderland Cup. 

} i\ Gardens 1 
All-Day Work 

.7 

Bin// 

w j/i 



or sink gardenir 
popular pastime 



May 8th Is Daffodil Day Of Mass. Horticultural Society s ef 



The cheerful daffodil, unfail- 1 
rig harbinger .of Spring, is a 
osmopolilan flower that traces 
Is lineage to ancient Egypt 
vhen its ancestors were exten- 
ively grown in the pharoah's 
;ardens. 

Kr 



flower 

pictures 

BxpVamcd 



rock gardens and to small-scale does not add to his collection 
Spring plantings. jas space permits- 

Hearty, taller cousins pro-! Th° "' ^^ -\. L*" s 

vide color in natural'" J " CL^nxJJ \V ® 

^gs wh«.- c\ oV /er y^ ^ 

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^x. -» , ,_ , ^ by Mrs. Section ot ra! ( 



"ulip Display In Hub Monday 



An extensive display of tulips 
11 be on exhibit May 17 and 
at the annual Tulip Show 
onsored bytheMassaahuaaUe- 
rticMiltnral Snrigty (n Horti- 
fiiiraj Hall, Boston. Admlss- 
i is Tree to the show which 
U run from 2-7 p.m. on 
;ning day, and 10 a.m. to 
' m the day following. 



Featuring displays by both " 
amateur and professional l at 
growers, the show affords the row, 
home gardener an opportunity to ssioft 
see an except! * 
collection of choU'TWil f^l C"! 

\ IheHowershow 



grown, and propei 
Varieties tobeexhl 
jthe best of the oil 
'well as newer 




gardei 

oy seie^""— 

e - Wat« w ^ * garcendeSiPM 
* books on 3ap^« hom 

'the chapte^ 
, Mrs. Wil* 

fa ^ 




Horticulture 

Lecture 

Scheduled 



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•W ';"' ^to 

Gardens and Plants In Mexico *"" i flov, l. ^ 17 
V*=fcfy 



""ore 



Phil Claik of the New York ( la ,,, 
Botanical Garden will present ^nT^^A-SaiJ 

Soe, 



fhn Trees No! Boo, 
Says Noted Tree Exi 

irector ot th, Barlleti t'^"^ 

' Com '- ln ,he Decembel Workshop in Bos 

: ~£££'jszi ° n Handlln s S * 

>'°. 35 years ago. A t 1 BOSTON - The Mas; 
•tle^e" 6 ^ ropea " e'ra J setts Horticultural.* 



Just Beats Spring 



Graceful Trevithian 



1 and Mrs- tly scented flowers on a stem. 



The rushlike'nce the 



:s lm; 
lustry, 
the de. 
ft and I 
n fed 
spores 
spreai 
w — ■ ... %tx& vithian, "most admired variety" among jonquils and 
Completed plans are already ^ d ^ rB jcihn 'ids, is a graceful daffodil having two or three'shed 
nder way for the annual New J "" 

■^ngrlanri Sprinp ■F)™^ Sfaflw 

hat will open at Wonderland* 

ark In Revere on March 13 and 
ontinue through March 21, the 
irst calendar day of spring. 

Several private organizations 
re working with the Massachu- 
etts Horticultural society to 
ring a winter-weary public a 
loral panorama that will give 

em a needed lift. 

One of these act. 
women ^. "* - 4 

ration ^ irt £ {JfiiW 



Workshop On Pruning 

By Horicultural Society Sat., Feb. 20 



applies 'T0V*n 

e Gardens' flower 



The Massachuse tts Hort icultural Basic principles of pruning fruit 
Society wtll conduct a workshop trees, rose <bushes, climbing roses 
on "VllUN'lNG". Mr. Bdlwln F. Stef- and vines such as grapes and wis- 
Bdltor of HORTICULTURE terta. 

line will t>e the instr, — — 2^ «-'- v^-- *•*** that many 

workshop will (be hel | . t\ o impression 

tapt February 20 at -IjCClUre Uate 5ct anch grow- 




in 's Exh 
heir sm 

ith ide. 

) copy 
laces. 

Other 
lude the 



Lecture Date Set 
On Indoor Plants 

Show Theme 

'■'SSwSim ** h e Se B of' V tn' Ql Pruning: Why we th < subject of an illustrated lee- I 
' «hf! aPpr°P vtat£ c .J;Sland Spring principles of prunir ,fur * to be presented at Horticu l- I 

B3J6"—*, ^ Vielt. ._j rural Hr.11 tne, **--- acrUKptl 



Horticultural HalL 

Ave., Boston, Mass. 

Mil be primarily a d 

with the following 1 

scussed: 



Hall, 3QQ Massa'cl 



■.he ground 

as the tree 

branch will 

plants course, is 

be me specific 

from tine 

:his class. 

: r non-mem- 



GARDEN MINATURES— Mrs. Ellery 5 
Beverly waters her woodland display. 

Miniature Gardens Built in 



Take an old laundry sink, fill 
it with woodland or limestone 
soil— or appropriate soil 'for 
plant materials you will use— 
and you're in for some fun 



10 a.m. Fee, 
als, is $10 

members; $ 
members. Pn 
necessary. 

Mrs. Serfgndi 



PRESIDENT'S REPORT 

In 1964 many new activities were added to the 
program of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 
and many of the popular activities of the past con- 
tinued to provide information and pleasure for members. 

Our specialty shows were excellent and the Spring 
Flower Show was the best since we have been in 
Revere. Incidentally, the 1965 Show, the last under 
the management of Mr. Nehrling, was, if anything, 
better and our attendance of over 103,000 was an 
increase of some 8,000 over the year before, a fitting 
climax to Mr. Nehrling's years of service. 

The question of moving the Show to the War 
Memorial Auditorium, Prudential Center, Boston, is 
a very live one, but is deferred for the moment be- 
cause of lack of open dates. Again the Revere Racing 
Association Inc., have offered us their facilities for 
1966, and we have most gratefully accepted. 

A very pleasant innovation has been the awards 
luncheon, combined with the Annual Meeting, which 
we are perpetuating today. 

The Children's Garden Exhibition, in spite of 
drought and cool weather, produced an increase of 
206 entries in the Children's Exhibition and most 
meritorious exhibits were staged by the students in 
the Spring Flower Show. 

Finally, the bad news is that our deficit increased 
substantially. Together with the general increase in 
expenditures, including budgeted building repairs, we 
have invested a great deal in making HORTICUL- 
TURE the superb and authoritative magazine it now is. 
We expect, however, to reap the benefits of this invest- 
ment in the near future. 

In closing, I should emphasize that your Society is 
doing a great public service in the field of horticul- 
tural education and conservation. To help us carry 
forward this service we have appointed Mr. Jay Stin- 
son as Coordinator of Education, effective June 1. 

Like other institutions of this kind, we must look 
for increased public support, both in the way of 
legacies under wills and an increase in the number of 




Amo H. Nehrling, retiring after 30 years with the Massa- 
chusetts Horticultural Society was honored at a reception 
given by Mrs. Edwin S. Webster on March 31, 1965. Mr. Lees 
and Mr. Nehrling examine one of Mrs. Webster's cymbidium 
orchids in her Commonwealth Avenue home. 

sustaining and supporting members. I urge all mem- 
bers to give this matter serious thought. 

Oliver Wolcott, President 

Two significant changes in the By-laws of the Society were 
approved May 3, 1965 at the Annual Meeting. One provides 
for increased efficiency in the sometimes difficult work of the 
Nominating Committee; the other creates honorary trusteeships 
for members of the Board of Trustees who have given long 
and distinguished service. 

1. Nominating Committee change 
Present reading (Article IV. Sec. 2) 

"consisting ex officio of the Trustees who still have more 
than one year, but less than two years to serve as Trustees" 
Change to: 

"shall consist of six members of the Board of Trustees. 
Each year the President, immediately after his election and 
with the approval of the Trustees, shall appoint to the 
Committee two members of the Board of Trustees who 
have served less than one year of their current terms as 
such members, except that the initial appointments to the 
Committee shall include four additional members: two 
who have served more than one year but less than two 
years and two who have served more than two years of 
their current terms; appointments shall be for the balance 
of the appointee's current term as member of the Board of 
Trustees." 

2. Amendment to establish Honorary Trusteeships: 

Add to Power & Duties of the Board of Trustees (Article 
IV, Section 1) the following: 

"They shall have the power to elect Honarary Trustees 
with voting and all other privileges, on the recommenda- 
tion of the Nominating Committee, at any regular meet- 
ing provided that names of nominees have been sent all 
Trustees in advance of the meeting. This honor is reserved 
for persons who have given long and distinguished service 
as Trustees of the Society." 



PATRONS 

Mrs. John S. Ames, North Easton 

Mrs. Edgar W. Cottle, Harvard 

Mr. & Mrs. William C. Cox, Cohasset 

Mrs. Irving W. Fraim, Waltham 

Mr. & Mrs. G. Peabody Gardner, Brookline 

Mrs. Chester B. Humphrey, Boston 

Mr. & Mrs. Karl P. Jones, Barrington, R. I. 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Knowlton, Aubumdale 

Mr. Peter J. Mezitt, Hopkinton 

Miss Helen C. Moseley, Newburyport 

Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer, Cambridge 

Mr. & Mrs. G. Kennard Wakefield, Milton 

Mrs. Edwin S. Webster, Chestnut Hill 

Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Wolcott, Hamilton 



SUSTAINING MEMBERS 



Miss Helen Arnold 
Miss Ethel J. Hall 
Miss Muriel S. Haynes 



Mrs. Hamilton Heard 
Mr. Roy Garrett Watson 
Mr. Stephen Wheatland 



CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS 



Mr. Barrett Adams 
Mr. Oliver F. Ames 
Mrs. Charles Batchelder 
Mrs. Buchanan Charles 
Mrs. Barbara S. Chase 
Mrs. William Chisholm 
Mr. Horace W. Cole 
Mrs. Barton Crocker 
Mrs. Fred J. Cummings 
Miss Laura E. Dwight 
Mr. William Ferguson 
Mrs. Alexander R. George 
Miss Gertrude B. Goldsmith 
Mrs. M. C. Gryzmish 
Mr. Norman Harrower 
Mr. Parkman D. Howe 
Mr. Phillips Ketchum 
Mrs. H. Richardson Lane 
Mr. Ernest F. Leathern 



Mr. Hollis R. Lovell 
Mr. Henry P. McKean 
Mr. Frederick Moseley, III 
Miss Mary Parlett 
Miss Amelia Peabody 
Mrs. C. Eaton Pierce 
Mrs. Sumner Pingree 
Mr. Brooks Potter 
Mr. George L. Sanborn 
Miss Marie E. Spang 
Mrs. Howard Sprague 
Mrs. P. Shaw Sprague 
Mrs. Robert H. Stevenson 
Mrs. Edward C. Stone 
Miss Alice Thorndike 
Mrs. Walter Weld 
Miss Barbara West 
Mrs. MacLean Williamson 



12 



MEMBERSHIP REPORT 



14 

838 

7,361 

27 

8,240 



At the close of 1964, the Massachusetts Horticultural 
Society consisted of the following: 
Patrons 
Life members 
Annual members 
Associate members 

Total 

Two new patrons were added in 1964: Mrs. John 
S. Ames of North Easton and Mrs. Chester B. 
Humphrey of Boston. 

While existing Life Memberships must be honored, 
the Board of Trustees voted to discontinue this category 
at the September 1963 meeting after examination dis- 
closed that these were being carried at a loss to the 
Society. Patrons receive full membership privileges for 
life; this $1,000.00 membership is comparable with 
the life membership of many other organizations. 

The Associate Membership (originally designed for 
spouses of members) is being absorbed by the Family 
Membership category. 

Membership categories are as follows : 
Annual Membership 

Individual .... $ 8 

Family 12 

Contributing . . . 50* 

Sustaining .... 100* 

Patron 

(Includes membership for life) $1,000 
*The portion in excess of the Individual Member- 
ship rate ($8) is considered to be a gift to the Society 
and is deductible for Federal Income tax purposes. 
i.e. Contributing Membership, 

deductible portion: $42 

Sustaining Membership, 

deductible portion: $92 

Family, Contributing and Sustaining members re- 
ceive full membership privileges for the family (hus- 
band, wife and dependent children) ; two tickets for the 
Spring and Fall Shows; additional tickets for children 
upon request. 

Anita C. Hovey, Chairman 



($14 two years) 
($22 two years) 



HONORARY MEMBERS 

Honorary Members are individuals who have received 
one of the special medals of the Massachusetts Horti- 
cultural Society. 

1942 Dr. William A. Dayton, Washington, D.C. 
Joseph B. Gable, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania 
Robert Moses, New York, New York 

G. G. Nearing, Ridgewood, New Jersey 
George H. Pring, St. Louis, Missouri 
Norman Taylor, New York, New York 
C. J. Van Bourgondien, Babylon, L.I., N.Y. 
Richard Wellington, Geneva, New York 

1943 Albert C. Burrage, Ipswich, Massachusetts 
Vincent DePetris, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 
Dr. Henry T. Skinner, Washington, D.C. 

1945 Albert Hulley, Middleboro, Massachusetts 

1946 Mrs. John H. Cunningham, Brookline, Mass. 
Daniel W. O'Brien, Boston, Massachusetts 
Edmund F. Palmer, Vineland Station, Ontario 

1947 Thomas H. Everett, New York Botanical Garden 
James J. Hurley, Newton Highlands, Mass. 
Isabella Preston, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 

1948 Stedman Buttrick, Concord, Massachusetts 

1949 Henry Kohankie, Painesville, Ohio 

A. Kenneth Simpson, Tarrytown, New York 
Dr. Harold B. Tukey, East Lansing, Michigan 

1950 Dr. Wilson Popenoe, Antigua, Guatemala 
George L. Slate, Geneva, New York 

1951 Jan De Graaff, Gresham, Oregon 

Thomas C. Desmond, Newburgh, New York 
William Hertrich, San Marino, California 
Mrs. G. Kennard Wakefield, Milton, Mass. 

1952 Dr. Walter E. Lammerts, Livermore, California 
Prof. Alex Laurie, Pine Mountain, Georgia 

1953 Dr. Victor A. Tiedjens, Marion, Ohio 



1954 Arnold Davis, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 
Joseph J. Lane, Mamaroneck, New York 

1955 Miss Sarah Brassill, Weymouth, Massachusetts 
Paul Vossberg, Westbury, Long Island, N. Y. 
Dr. Richard P. White, Washington, D. C. 
Mrs. Irving C. Wright, Milton, Massachusetts 

1956 Eugene S. Boerner, Newark, New York 
Frank Reinelt, Capitola, California 
Mrs. Arthur P. Teele, Cambridge, Mass. 

1957 W. Ray Hastings, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 
Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge, Silverton, Oregon 
Jacques Legendre, Wachapreague, Virginia 

1958 Mrs. Lucien B. Taylor, Dover, Massachusetts 

1959 Prof. L. C. Chadwick, Columbus, Ohio 
Arno H. Nehrling, Needham Heights, Mass. 
Conrad L. Wirth, Washington, D. C. 

1960 Dr. H. Harold Hume, Gainesville, Florida 
Dr. Karl Sax, Media, Pennsylvania 
Henry Teuscher, Montreal, Canada 
Henry G. Wendler, Newton Center, Mass. 

1961 Dr. Clement Gray Bowers, Maine, New York 
Frederick Frye Rockwell, Orleans, Massachusetts 
Dr. Russell J. Seibert, Kennett Square, Penn. 

1962 Dr. Raymond C. Allen, Mansfield, Ohio 
Alfred Byrd Graf, Rutherford, New Jersey 
Herbert C. Swim, Chino, California 

John Caspar Wister, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 

1963 Mrs. Chester S. Cook, Lexington, Massachusetts 
Mr. Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur, Del. 
Mr. Karl P. Jones, Barrington, Rhode Island 
Mr. Brian O. Mulligan, Seattle, Washington 

1964 Dr. Samuel L. Emsweller, College Park, Md. 
Harold G. Hillier, Winchester, England 
Henry J. Hohman, Kingsville, Maryland 

1965 Dr. John Lewis Creech, Washington, D. C. 
Dorothy St. John Manks, Cambridge, Mass. 
Peter John Mezitt, Hopkinton, Mass. 

Mrs. Edwin Sibley Webster, Boston, Mass. 



13 



TREASURER'S REPORT 
BEQUESTS 

Helen Guild 4,198.33 

Ernest W. McMullen 3,003.83 

Sarah E. Wallace 1,000. 

GIFTS OF MONEY 

Mrs. Phillip R. Allen 

Miss Catherine S. Annable 

Mrs. Oric Bates 

Dr. & Mrs. Richard D. Bush 

Mrs. Steven Randolph Casey 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Child 

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Clarke, Jr. 

Mrs. Donald G. Crowell 

Mrs. John W. Dow 

Dr. G. Norman Eddy 

Mrs. Louis F. Freitas 

Miss Ruth Garland 

Mrs. J. Goldman 

Mrs. David Goodman 

Mr. & Mrs. E. Leslie Goodwin 

Mrs. Frederic S. Goodwin 

Mrs. Harry W. Goodwin 

Mrs. Jerome D. Greene 

Mr. Wallace S. Hall 

Miss Anne P. Halliday 

Mrs. Mary Hallinan 

Mrs. Roger Hooper 

Mrs. Selma U. Jeppson 

Miss Joy Kimball 

Mr. Philip M. Morgan 

Mrs. A. Metcalf Morse, Jr. 

Rev. Virgil Murdock 

Miss Charlotte E. Parker 

Mr. Lewis H. Peters 

Mrs. M. Musgrave Sears 

Mrs. Allen Shelden 

Mr. Eric Parkman Smith 

Mrs. Charles L. Swan 

Mr. Randolph Tucker 

(in memory of Walter Hunnewell) 
Mrs. John J. Vertic 
Mrs. Roger S. Warner 
Miss Mary S. Watkins 
Mrs. George H. Watson 
Mrs. David P. Wheatland 
Mrs. Steven Wheatland 
Mrs. Ralph White 
Mrs. Allen P. Winsor 
Mr. Oliver Wolcott 
Mr. Henry J. Wollrath 



STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION 
December 31, 1964 



ASSETS 

Operating Assets: 

Cash on hand and in bank : 

Treasurer's account $ 1,492.12 

Bursar' s accounts 2 2 , 046 . 46 

Accounts receivable — "Horticulture" $ 23,459-99 
Less — Reserve for bad accounts 2,500.00 

Miscellaneous receivables 

Deferred charges : 

Inventories — books and binders $ 5,776.77 
Prepaid insurance and expenses 15,862.26 

Total Operating Assets 



Investments (including securities of 
Eleanor Tudor Trust specifically 
invested) 



Plant: 

Real estate $498,564.63 

Improvements and additions 61,050.82 

Library 46,580.47 



$ 23,538.58 

20,959.99 
5,068.83 

21,639-03 
$ 71,206.43 



730,213.17 



606,195.92 



TOTAL 



$1,407,615.52 



LIABILITIES AND FUNDS 



Liabilities: 

Accounts payable 
Employees' payroll deductions 
Accrued payroll taxes 
Accrued commissions 
Credit balances — accounts 

receivable 
Deposits on rentals 

Total Liabilities 

Deferred income — 1965 Spring 
Show — net 

General Fund — (Deficit) 

Temporary Funds : 

Library renovation fund 
Unexpended restricted income 
Permanent Funds 

Income restricted 
Income unrestricted 

Accumulated Gains on Securities 
Sold — January 1 

Add — Gain on sales for the 
year 

Funds Invested in Plant 

TOTAL 



$ 4,117.71 
13,392.64 

$248,967.52 
658,948.06 



$ 83,893.20 

2,608.30 

229.02 

3,084.84 

1,479.71 
280.00 

$ 91,575.07 



5,827.52 
( 621,663.97) 

17,510.35 
907,915.58 



$140,482.06 
259,772.99 



400,255.05 



606,195.92 



$1,407,615.52 



( ) Denotes red figure. 



14 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF INCOME AND GENERAL FUND DEFICIT 
for the years ended December 31, 1964 and 1963 



1964 



1963 



Income: 

Investment income 

Less — Allocated to restricted funds, 
principal and income 
Membership fees 

Less — Allocated to "Horticulture" 
for members' subscriptions 
Rentals 
Spring Show 
Autumn Show 
Other income 
"Horticulture" (Loss) 

Total Income 

Expenses : 
Building 
Library 

Less — Paid from restricted funds 
Office and general 
Miscellaneous exhibition 
Other expenditures : 
Lectures 

Prizes, medals, and certificates (except 
Spring Show and Autumn Show 
prizes and awards) 

Less — Paid by restricted Funds 



Net Loss for the Year 



General Fund Deficit — Beginning of year 
General Fund Deficit — End of year 



90,136.41 




$87,402.01 




10,445.07 


$ 79,691.34 


10,343.75 


$ 77,058.26 


$60,973.91 




$55,277.65 




24,772.50 


36,201.41 


22,879.50 


32,398.15 




11,481.58 




13,765.00 




17,104.52 




6,651.99 




( 6,964.25) 




( 5,641.16) 




228.13 




597.50 




(117,083.54) 




( 59,092.01) 




$ 20,659.19 




$ 65,737.73 



$7,676.56 
5,142.56 



$23,220.32 
2,293.06 



$ 1,033.86 



2,534.00 



$ 69,276.84 

20,927.26 

101,601.53 

9,033.06 



3,567.86 
$204,406.55 

$183,747.36 

437,916.61 

$621,663.97 



$19,282.88 
1,633.69 



$ 1,446.57 



3,785.72 



$ 58,035.71 

17,649.19 

106,960.56 

6,457.86 



5,232.29 
$194,335.61 



L28,597.88 



309,318.73 



$437,916.61 



F. S. Moseley 111, Treasurer 



FLOWER SHOW AWARDS continued from page 7 

New England Carnation Growers, Association, for a display 
of carnations at the Spring Show. 

Old Colony Landscape Service, for a contemporary garden at 
the Spring Show. 

Mr. Clifford A. Packard, for a summer home in a natural 
setting at the Spring Show. 

Mr. George H. Pride, for a display of hemerocallis. 

Mr. Jean Thibodeau, for a display of spring flowering bulbs 
at the Daffodil Show. 

Mr. Jean Thibodeau, for a display of spring flowering bulbs 
at the Tulip Show. 

Mr. Marinus Vander Pol, for an informal garden at the 
Spring Show. 

BRONZE MEDALS 

American Begonia Society, Bessie Raymond Buxton Branch, 
for a terrace and summer garden at the Spring Show. 

Brockton School Garden, for a display of flowers and 
vegetables. 

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, for a collec- 
tion of tulips. 

The Junior League of Boston, Inc., for a display of flowers 
and vegetables. 

Junior's Plant Shop, for a display of dried material. 

Norfolk County Agricultural School, for an informal garden 
at the Spring Show. 

CULTURAL CERTIFICATES 

Mr. Herbert Branch, exhibit of tropical plants, Spring Show. 

W. Atlee Burpee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for American 
marigolds at the Spring Show. 

Mr. Albert A. Hulley, hybrid clematis group, Spring Show. 

Mr. John Hurley, informal southern garden, Spring Show. 

Mr. James S. Jack, Rye, N.Y., display of daffodils. 

Mr. William Jennings, azalea plant at the Spring Show. 

Mr. Stewart Johnson, group of acacias at the Spring Show. 

Mr. William F. Lommerse, display of lily-flowered tulips. 

Mrs. Edna Roberts, York, Maine, for a group of saintpaulias 
at the Spring Show. 

Mr. John Sullivan, for a group of snapdragons. 

Mr. John Sullivan, for one specimen L. C. Canhammiana. 

Mr. James Sutherland, for a display of tulips. 

EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES 

Arnold Arboretum, for an exhibition of mulching materials 
at the Spring Show. 

Arrowhead Gardens, for a display of dried materials. 

Dr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Everett, an educational exhibition 
of plants grown under lights, Spring Show. 

Mr. Jean Thibodeau, for an educational display of miniature 
bulbs at the Spring Show. 

AWARD OF MERIT 
Narcissus Jean Flagler Matthews, exhibited by Mr. and 
Mrs. Roger Glenn Mook, Rye, New York. 

Milford Lawrence, Chairman 



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STAFF 

Carlton B. Lees, Executive Secretary 

Director of Exhibitions 
Director of Publications 

Jay Stinson, Coordinator of Education 

Florence G. Courtney, Secretary 

Bertha Levine, Show Secretary 

Amalie Meisel, Receptionist 

BUSINESS OFFICE 

Myron Bates, Office Manager & Accountant 
Marion Costa, Bookkeeper 
Linda Parsons, Subscription Clerk 

PUBLICITY 

Jeanne Wadleigh, Press Secretary 
Lorraine M. Cantalupo, Assistant 

LIBRARY 

Muriel C. Crossman, Librarian 

Marion B. Crowell, Circulation 

Elizabeth Higgins, Cataloging & Reference 

Aileen Johnson, Book Sales 

Rosamond Sherman, Periodicals 

Susan Gifford, Assistant 

MEMBERSHIP 

Mary C. Rochefort, Membership Secretary 
Donna L. Anderson, Assistant 

BUILDING & MAINTENANCE 

C. Hooper Jackson, Superintendent 
Dominic Abbis Ernest Huntoon 

Walter Stoll Elmer McPhee 

HORTICULTURE 

EDITORIAL 

Edwin F. Steffek, Editor 
Laura E. Hatton, Assistant Editor 
Richard C. Hands, Assistant Editor 
Aliene H. Batting, Secretary 

CIRCULATION 

Arthur B. Pausch, Circulation Manager 
Lillian Misner, Secretary 
Grace E. Gibbs, Secretary 

ADVERTISING 

Arthur C. King, Advertising Manager 

Patricia A. Salvatore, Assistant 

Theresa McNamara, Classified Advertising 



COMMITTEES 1965-1966 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Oliver Wolcott, Chairman 
Oliver F. Ames 
Harold W. Knowlton 
Frederick S. Moseley III 
George Putnam Jr. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Oliver Wolcott, Chairman 
Oliver F. Ames 
Frederick S. Moseley III 
George Putnam Jr. 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Oliver Wolcott, Chairman 
Oliver F. Ames 
Harold W. Knowlton 
Frederick S. Moseley III 
George Putnam Jr. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Milford Lawrence, Chairman 

Albert C. Burrage 

Mrs. G. Kennard Wakefield 

Robert N. Elwell 

Mrs. Charles F. Hovey 

Vincent N. Merrill 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Charles F. Hovey, Chairman 
Russell B. Clark 
Frederick S. Moseley III 

LIBRARY COMMITTEE 

Albert C. Burrage, Chairman 
Robert N. Elwell 
Mrs. John M. Hall 
George Putnam Jr. 
Mrs. Edwin S. Webster 
Dr. Donald Wyman 

LECTURE & PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE 
Frederick S. Moseley III, Chairman 
Vincent N. Merrill 
George Putnam Jr. 



GARDENS COMMITTEE 

Mrs. G. Kennard Wakefield, Chairman 
Russell B. Clark 
Robert N. Elwell 
Mrs. John M. Hall 
Vincent N. Merrill 



SPECIAL MEDALS COMMITTEE 

Dr. Donald Wyman, Chairman 
Harold W. Knowlton 
Milford Lawrence 
Vincent N. Merrill 
Mrs. Roger S. Warner 

EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE 

Harold D. Stevenson, Chairman 
Russell B. Clark 
Mrs. Eugene C. Eppinger 
Vincent N. Merrill 
Frederick S. Moseley III 

COMMITTEE ON PRIZES 

Milford Lawrence, Chairman 
John Hurley, Co-Chairman 
Allen W. Hixon 
Harold W. Knowlton 
James Sutherland 

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN'S 
GARDEN EXHIBITIONS 

Mrs. Roger S. Warner, Chairman 
Mrs. Charles F. Hovey 
Henry Wendler 

ALBERT C. BURRAGE GOLD VASE COMMITTEE 

Albert C. Burrage, Chairman 
John Hurley 
Vincent N. Merrill 
Harold D. Stevenson 

COMMITTEE ON BUILDING 

Oliver Wolcott, Chairman 
Vincent N. Merrill 
Frederick S. Moseley III 



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OFFICERS & TRUSTEES 




Oliver Wolcott 
President 



Oliver F. Ames 
Vice President (1966) 



Harold W. Knowlton 
Vice President (1967) 



Frederick S. Moseley III 

Treasurer 




Carlton B. Lees 

Executive Secretary 
Director of Publications 
Director of Exhibitions 



TERMS TO EXPIRE 1966 



TERMS TO EXPIRE 1967 



TERMS TO EXPIRE 1968 






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Albert C. Burrage 



Allen W. Hixon 



George Putnam Jr. 
Assistant Treasurer 



Russell B Clark 



Robert N. El well 



Mrs. John M. Hall Milford R. Lawrence Vincent N. Merrill 







Mrs- G. Kennard Wakefie 



Mrs. Charles F. Hovey Mrs. Edwin S. Webster Dr. Donald Wyman 



Harold D. Stevenson Mrs. Roger S. Warner 







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